Stemming from India, yoga is the practice of the mind and body. It promotes mental and physical well-being by combining physical positions, breathing techniques, and meditation.
Regular yoga practice can help with endurance, strength, pain relief, calmness, flexibility, and much more.
So, it’s no surprise that many like to create their own home yoga space for continuous relaxation and meditation. But what goes into making your own home space? Where do you start?
Here is what you should keep in mind when developing the perfect – for you – home yoga studio:
Designate a space
Whether it’s a room or a corner of a room, you want to make sure you allocate enough space to practice freely and openly without obstruction. Make sure you keep a designated area to begin to associate of with the mindful and physical aspect of yoga.
Set the tone
What are the things that will help you disconnect from the outside world and fully immerse in your meditation? Be conscious of wall colors, lighting, and what you visually have within your eyesight. For example, you may find it hard to relax if you have a laundry basket full of clothes in direct eyesight.
Don’t forget to decorate with tapestry, crystals, or plants to allow your place to take shape with your personality.
Use the right materials
Even if you already have a yoga mat, you want to make sure it’s serving its purpose not only for yoga practice but also for the space. You don’t want something too long or worn out.
Along with your mat, having blocks and a yoga towel is essential. And to ensure your space continues to serve its purpose without becoming too cluttered, investing in a small storage is highly encouraged.
Add sensory elements
As we learned in our Design Tips to Destress Your Home, aromatherapy and music can help your well-being. Bring over that knowledge into your space, and allow scents and sounds – candles, incense, low-volume sound – to help you relax.
Put it to use
If you don’t use it, there’s no point in making it part of your home. Park City has several yoga studios and health centers that offer online classes or events. Stay connected to your community and join a lesson from your home studio.